HC Deb 10 February 1998 vol 306 c155W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is his estimate of the number of people currently suffering from diabetes; and if he will make a statement. [27650]

Mr. Win Griffiths

A health survey of adults was carried out in Wales during 1995 and one of the questions asked was 'Are you being treated for diabetes?'. The results showed that diabetes was reported by 3.2 per cent. of the adult population. Respondents were also asked if any children, under the age of 18 years, in their household were being treated for diabetes and the responses suggested that this was the case for approximately 0.3 per cent. of children.